Politics

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jul 27 2015 - 5:30pm

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

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David Gergen with Dan Ashley: A Rational Look at Irrational Politics

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Thu, Jul 23 2015 - 12:00pm

David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Professor and Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC7; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors -Moderator Read more »

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Michael Oren: Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States

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Tue, Jun 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador, United States; Author, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide; Twitter: @DrMichaelOren

Co-presented by The Oshman Family JCC Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 6/29/15

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Mon, Jun 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli
Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cmarinucci
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders Read more »

Past event

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Jun 29 2015 - 5:30pm
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. Nabil Wahbeh will make a presentation about his trip to Israel and the West Bank. Afterwards, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
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Larry Gerston: Reviving Citizen Engagement

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Thu, Jun 18 2015 - 6:30pm

Larry Gerston, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, San Jose State University; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement: Policies to Renew National Community

Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio Political Reporter – Moderator Read more »

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U.S.-Japan Ties: Image and Reality

Thu, Jun 11 2015 - 12:00pm

Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington
Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Global Attitudes Project, Pew Research Center
The Honorable John V. Roos, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Dan Bob, Director of Programs and Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA – Moderator

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, an expert panel will examine the depth and strength of U.S. ties with Japan based on public opinion and statistics. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 6/8/15

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Mon, Jun 8 2015 - 6:30pm

Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter @CarsonJFBruno 
Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melissacaen1 
Doug Sovern, Political and Investigative Reporter, KCBS Radio; Twitter @sovernnation  Read more »

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Political Comedy for Those Who Think

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Wed, Jun 3 2015 - 7:00pm

Will Durst, American Political Satirist
In conversation with Phil Matier, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Commentator, KCBS Radio and CBS 5 Television

Sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors Read more »

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Cuba in the 21st Century: Capitalism or Socialism?

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Thu, May 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Juan A. Triana Barros, Professor, Havana University and Polytechnic Institute of Havana Read more »

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